10 Types of Books For Young Children

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Best Types of Books For Young Children

Children begin to develop a love for books at a very early age and it is important that parents try to instill this early on.

Here are some of the best types of books to have for children.

Board Books for Very Young Kids

A board book is a paper or cardboard book with thick pages to help little hands to hold and turn the pages. Board books for very young children are about the size of a regular paperback book. They make excellent gifts because they are sturdy and last for years.

This is a board book you will want to add to your library. It is beautifully illustrated and highlights the importance of doing everyday tasks such as stacking pots and pans or sorting fruits and vegetables. This is one of the best board books for toddlers.

This one is also full of pictures with very young children. This one is a little shorter than the other board books mentioned.

This board book is perfect for those who do not like to read.

This one is a great first board book because the pages are thick and are also full of beautiful images, which are very simple but not overly simplistic.

This is also a great board book for learning colors.

This is more of an interactive board book. It allows your baby to play with the flaps, turning them over, revealing something underneath. This is a great book for playtime.

This board book is a nice compliment to the Baby Einstein series. It highlights different members of the animal kingdom from a baby’s perspective. There are great illustrations.

This is another interactive board book. It highlights different parts of the body and emphasizes that they are all good.

Picture Books for Ages 3-8

1,000 Things to Be Happy About.

The Berenstain Bears and the Golden Rule

Caps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys and Their Monkey Business

Charlotte’s Web

Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures

Folklore Awakens Children’s Myth-Related Development

Here are a few great examples of works of children’s folklore that will awaken children’s myth-related development:

The Tale of Peter Rabbit

This classic book by Beatrix Potter is the story of a naughty little rabbit who longs for forbidden foods. It is filled with delightful verses and humor.

Alice in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll’s classic was written for children, but it has become a valuable part of our literary treasure for readers of all ages. Alice’s adventures and her poignant, eccentric characters have stood the test of time.

The Giving Tree

“A tree is nice to sit under, but that is all I am going to get out of it.” Shel Silverstein’s classic will move you to the depths of your emotions as you see a lonely tree give up everything for a boy.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

This book illustrates the classic struggle of good versus evil as four children enter the magical world of Narnia. They must join Aslan, The Great Lion, in his fight against a powerful White Witch. An allegory of The Bible, this book will be a garden of delight for children.


Fairy Tales: Great Read Aloud Books for Kids

All fairy tale books are a good read-aloud books for young children. They are also great for beginner readers or for those who are practicing how to read.

The most appealing books are the ones that feature the Disney, Pixar, Dr. Seuss or any other famous cartoon/animation name on the cover. These books are visually appealing and usually come with colorful pictures or illustrations.

This is one of the most fundamental aspects of kids culture that we can learn from. Enthuse more about books and what they are about to children and it will probably rub off shortly afterwards.

Throughout the modern world, many of the famous cartoon/animation characters have been rooted into the minds of millions of young children in a positive way. These characters are synonymous with positive traits and will make kids interested in the books. Also, books that come in a boxset (like Winnie the Pooh) will be hugely popular and give a great collection of books for young children.

These books could easily be brought and chosen at any book store or online shop and will definitely add a toy-like experience for your children, especially if they are receiving it as a gift.

With lovely illustrations and a storyline that’s appealing to their imagination, fairy tale books for children are a great starting point for both parents and children to explore the world of books.

Interactive Books

Interactive books ask kids to touch or spin things as they read. Physical interaction makes visual or written information more memorable and creates an active experience.

Poetry Books for Young Children

Some of the most beloved books for children throughout the years are also some of the best poetry books out there for young children.

Most children’s poetry books are meant for an audience from age zero all the way up to six years. They are designed to help children learn the fundamentals of poetry by clearing up lots of confusion in the process.

These books can be found on just about any child’s bookshelf today because they are a great place for children to learn many subjects and enhance their creativity.

Because children have a natural love for rhymes and rhythm, poetry is the best way to introduce the wisdom of the past to a new generation of learners. By bringing poetry to your home, you not only can help them to develop an interest in literature, you can also help them to enhance their communication skills and other basic life skills as well.

Some of the wonderful subjects that can be learned from poetry for children textbooks are:

Geography: This field of study is more difficult to explain with dry facts and figures. This makes poetry the perfect place to explain up close and personal associations that goes along with the subject in the mind of the reader. Poetry books about places are great at helping a child to develop a love for this line of study and can possibly make them a geography buff later in life.

Alphabet Books for Toddlers

Your child learns best through play, so let her imagination run wild with ABC flashcards and alphabet puzzles. These are also great for making learning fun for your baby, as they have bright colors and interesting pictures.

Kids learn this important skill when they’re very young, and now is a great time to get them started. You can use alphabet flashcards on their own or let your toddler create funny and silly stories using these with several objects around the house.

If your child can already recognize her ABCs, literacy is less of a chore to learn, and she will also be more comfortable with the skill when she’s ready for formal reading classes.

Books to Learn Counting

Most of the kids loves to count objects. They can keep on repeating the count of the objects again and again. So why not take the advantage of this habit and teach them some numbers. There is a variety of counting books that you can read for the kids. Here are ten types of such books.

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss:

This is very popular among all the kindergarten kids. The text is amusing and rhythmic. Your kids would love to count the fish along with the narrator. Dr. Seuss’ creation also teaches to rhyme words. It prolongs the kids’ attention along with its catchy text.

Ten Apples Up On Top:

Ten Apples Up On Top is a counting book towards numbers 10 to 20. It has simple colorful illustrations. You can read this book even on the television screen by downloading the app from the Amazon.

I’ve Got Ten In My Tummy by Bernadette Rossetti-Shustak:

I’ve Got Ten In My Tummy is a perfect book for the counting from 10 to 20. The book has beautiful illustration. It is very much lively and helps the reader to identify each number as it is counted.

Press Here by Herve Tullet:

Information Based Books

Information based books are books on specific topics; the same topics as in the science lessons. A few examples are books on the solar system, ecosystems, rainforests, insects, and animals.

Their goal is to present all the information to the little scientist and to make it fun to read at the same time.

Rhyming Books For Kids

Rhyming books are a great way to help a young child develop language. That’s because when you read rhyming books to your children, you are forced to repeat the words out loud. This repetition builds familiarity with the words and helps the children develop their language skills.

A few good rhyming books for children are “Pig” by Sandra Boynton, “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?” by Eric Carle, and “The Going to Bed Book” by Sandra Boynton .

See if your child can spot any rhyming words. Many of the topics in these books are geared towards younger children, and they are often about animals.

Kids will love looking at the child-friendly pictures and hearing the rhyming words.